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Agents Need Writers

Agents Need Writers

Agents: Land The Writer Of Your Dreams. As Literary Agent, you exist largely to offer services to writers. You are usually paid (depending on the contract) a fixed percentage of the proceeds of sales you negotiate on behalf of your client, the writer. How else would you eat?

Agents need writers to represent! – So I’m Here To Help! – But before we begin…

A WARNING to all unproven agents. While you most certainly can get a writer without previous credits, I recommend you don’t query writers until you’ve gotten more experience.

Often, writers want to see a well-rounded, experienced agent before choosing to work with an untested, inexperienced one.

So if you query without the proper resume—don’t complain when a writer actually requests to see your full resume—and whoops, you don’t have one!

 

“But Mr. Beresford … How Do I Successfully Approach A Writer?”

Steps To Help You Successfully Approach A Writer!

“But How Long Will It Take To Get A Response?”

In the past, it has been the policy of many writers to respond to every agent query in a timely fashion, But due to the high volume of queries writers receive, this has become increasingly difficult.

If writers are interested in you as an agent, they will certainly follow up by email or phone. However, if you haven’t heard from a writer within 6 to 8 weeks, please assume that they are passing on your offer to represent them.

Writers do understand and appreciate the effort that goes into looking for good writers to represent, this is how you make your living after all, and writers wish they had time to respond personally to all requests, unfortunately, this is no longer a business reality given that writers need to spend their time writing, not answering agent queries.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL TO FOLLOW UP!

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I hope this short article will be helpful in your journey to find writers to represent and put food on your table. It’s tough out there, but keep going, keep hoping, keep dreaming.

Best of luck to you!

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